Originally posted by ZRF80:Originally posted by AKfanster:
Wow, you guys crack me up with your blind hatred for Smith. The stats are right there in front of you, but you keep blaming Smith.
Smith throwing to Morgan : 10 of 17, 114 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
QB Rating: 98.7
Smith throwing to Walker : 6 of 8, 59 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
QB Rating: 95.3
Smith throwing the VD : 15 of 25, 173 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
QB Rating: 80.9
Smitht throwing to Gore : 22 of 29, 203 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
QB Rating: 91.6
Smith throwing to Z : 5 of 8, 50 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
QB Rating: 80.2
Smith throwing to Crabtree : 6 of 19, 81 yards, 0 TD, 4 INT
QB Rating: 6.6
I didn't read these stats and say, "See I told you, Smith is garbage".
I read these stats and said, "Man, I wish Crabtree would've played a little in preseason".
Smith and Crabtree obviously are NOT on the same page here. Smith's QB rating is pretty decent when throwing to ANYONE other than Crabtree.
Don't get it twisted, I'm not a Alex fanboy. But I'm not a hater either. It's painfully obvious that Crabtree is simply not prepared to play. Rather it's running the wrong pattern or making the wrong adjustment to the covering CB, Crabs play is clearly unacceptable.
I'd like to think that with Johnson calling the plays, maybe Crabtree will come around. I get the feeling that the offense has had a "why bother, we can't win with these playcalls anyway" mentallity, including Crabtree. There is hope now that Raye is gone. Hopefully we'll see the offense play with a little more confidence and attitude, including Crabtree.
The fact that we have to go back and breakdown Smith's play, to the level of individual performances, just goes to show how bad a QB he is. Again, this is nothing more than tailoring to the interests of Alex supporters. Overall, he's garbage, isnt moving the chains, throwing costly picks...........so lets break his game down until we can find areas where he looks great. We can debate all we want on how he has a great QB rating when throwing to Ziegler and/or Morgan, but the reality is that Smith isnt getting his receivers involved PERIOD. The WR position is non-existent on this squad (at this point), so to break down how well he's performing when passing to Morgan is really a moot point.
Now see what I mean ZRF. Thats exactly what im talking about. WE give you facts and now ur coming with the theories and if we gotta do this or that. when u yourself just made a thread talkin about the quarterback and the blessing in disguise crap.
See, this is why u have no credibility, and most say ur just blowing smoke, because u cant accept when things arent backing your point of view. U making excuses for this or that, or this. And the proof is in your face. And he's not getting his receivers involved, thats why they have stats. Sometimes i wonder if you really read what your writing.
Or do you take a pull first, exhale, then write.